Welcome to the GMUG National Forest!

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are your public lands. Here is a sampling of the many activities you can enjoy in the forest. There are surprises to discover everywhere! This summer make time to visit, explore and enjoy! It's All Yours - Go. Play.

Upcoming Events- Dont miss these!

  • July 30 - Moose on the Mesa Celebration - Come join the fun! (Flyer)
  • August 2 - Sheep Day- visit a high elevation sheep camp (information)
  • Every Saturday (2:00 pm) - nature presentations at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center (2016 schedule


The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are a combination of separate National Forests located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. These three combined Forests cover 3,161,900 acres of public land in the central and southern Rocky Mountains, an area that lies south of the Colorado River and west of the Continental Divide with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies.

The Forests vary in elevation from 5,800 feet above sea level in Roubideau Creek Canyon to 14,309 feet on Uncompahgre Peak.

The Forests include spectacular features like the 355 foot high Bridal Veil falls; the Grand Mesa with over 300 lakes, one of the world's largest flat top mountains; and the Alpine Tunnel, once the highest railroad tunnel in North America.


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